Carbonara can be compared most closely with a classic jazz tune. Although the ingredients may be the same forever, but one always has plenty of room for improvisation. The dish is pasta (usually spaghetti), served with a sauce of egg yolks, Pecorino Romano cheese, ham and black pepper.

Sometimes a carbonara sauce also contains additional cream and vegetables. However, this depends entirely on the cook. However, the result is always the same: A creamy hearty plate of pasta. Legend has it the way that the food is a tribute to the Carbonari. That was a secret society, which has always done during the unification of Italy into a whole their contribution in the underground.